Kerrigan in TownHall: Let’s Not Crush the Resiliency and Innovative Spirit of Entrepreneurs with Needless Government Regulation

By at 17 May, 2021, 10:29 am

Small businesses and the self-employed turn to technology to help them through the most difficult period most have ever faced. Technology tools and platforms kept Main Street alive during COVID-19, but in response Congress is looking to move radical legislation and regulation that would undermine this critical ecosystem. In a TownHall Op-ed, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan writes:

Key lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have concluded that “Big Tech” is a big problem for our country. Democrats in Congress and the administration blame so-called “Big Tech” for diminishing competition. Some Republicans believe the same and argue these companies are limiting their voices. The Left and Right want to punish and overregulate America’s tech leaders, but they’re overlooking how their actions will actually impact consumers, including small businesses. Rather than harm consumers and competition, tech platforms and tools are improving the consumer experience and helping small businesses innovate, survive, and compete.

She concludes by noting that during this National Small Business Month 2021, lawmakers need to enable “not crush” the hard work of entrepreneurs and America’s technology sector “by needlessly disrupting the tech platforms and innovative ecosystem that have allowed our economy and its small businesses to weather the pandemic better than most across the world.”

Read the full Op-ed here.


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